Tennis anyone?

Tennis and racquetball clubs in the greater area

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro on May 20, 2012

If you like playing tennis, Puget Sound is a great place to find a variety of clubs and organizations. You can play casual games, receive private lessons at recreational centers, watch championship tournaments, or join elite private clubs.

Lakewood Racquet & Sports Club (LRC), Lakewood: Tennis and racquetball available. Tennis on 4 indoor and 6 outdoor courts; locker rooms, kitchens, lounges, and pro shop. Military discounts and other discount rate packages available. Ladies' night, men's night, potlucks, social functions, mixed doubles night. Private and group lessons, clinics and tournaments available. [, (253) 582-6311].

Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club (TLTC), Tacoma: Tennis programs for youth, beginners and advanced players; private and group lessons. Pacific Northwest Championships held here since 1891 (2012 season runs from 7/24-29th); one of the oldest private clubs in West. Swim lessons for children. Social events, club amenities, and more. [, (253) 383-5934].

Pierce County Parks & Recreation - Sprinker Rec. Center, Spanaway: Tennis courts and racquetball courts available. Private, adult, and junior group tennis lessons available. Adult skills drill workouts, USTA sanctioned junior tournament and super set events. 2012 UST adult tennis teams now forming. Match play opportunities available. Free play days include drills, contests and prizes. [, (253) 531-6300].

The Valley Athletic Club, Tumwater: Extensive tennis programs and services available. 6 indoor and 4 outdoor hard surface courts. Gym membership required for most programs. Private and group lessons for social, beginner and advanced players, junior group lessons, and tennis tournament training. Ball rentals, men's night double, senior night, women's night, teeny tennis. [, (360) 352-3400].

Seattle Tennis Club, Seattle: This exclusive private club sits on eight acres and has 19 tennis courts including 6 indoor and 3 clay courts, fitness center, squash courts. Locker rooms, dining and banquet rooms, boathouse and pro shop. Friday night round robins. Upcoming events include tennis week, junior tennis week, and the prestigious Washington State Open (7/30 to 8/5). [, (206) 324-3200].

The Tennis Tour - Puget Sound Tennis Tour (PSTT): Connect with other players and play at public courts (venues from Everett, Seattle, Tacoma). You decide when, where, and how much you want to play. 7,000 players nationwide. Provides multi-player connections and tools. Free player gallery and free exhibition match play. Upcoming PSTT events: May to Aug. Masters Cup playoffs in Sept. [, (253) 383-5934].

Seattle Tennis Alliance (STA), Seattle: Beginning to advances levels players welcomed. Draw, single, and doubles. Diverse group and members. [].